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Old 05-27-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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Updating Firefox - Fluxbox Menu Item

I recently downloaded the newest firefox and it runs, however i have to run it from the shell script in the install directory. I like running firefox from my main fluxbox menu and am wondering how to get the menu to start the new firefox when i click it. I looked in the ~/.fluxbox/init and didn't find anything referring to firefox.

BTW: When i type firefox in my console it opens the old version and i think i found where i need to edit (~/.firefox/menu) i found things referring to firefox and the different items on the menu but now i need to get it to link to the new firefox.

Last edited by VIR3NT; 05-27-2006 at 02:46 PM.
Old 05-27-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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you need to edit your menu file, put a line like this in there in the appropriate place.

[exec]   (firefox) {firefox}
or you can generate a new menu with

$ fluxbox-generate_menu -B
The -B option will generate the backgrounds too. This will overwrite your current menu file, however.
Old 05-27-2006, 03:09 PM   #3
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that doesent fix the problem since the command "firefox" opens the old version. The new version is located in a different directory than the old one. could I do something like
[exec] (firefox) {/home/VIR3NT/firefox/firefox}?
Old 05-27-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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acutally that fixed it, now it runs the new version.


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